I had a great time over the weekend taking part in the ARZone live chat. It was a really positive experience and had a great vibe. It was a pleasure to be involved. I received 14 questions from various ARZone members and I wrote over 7000 words in response to them. I had some great questions and some hard ones. I hope you like my responses.
In Australia we have a great range of vegan products and various vegan stores online and with shop fronts. Where once there was only the Cruelty Free Shop and Vegan Perfection, now we have over ten online and store fronts who sell only vegan products. You can now buy a lot of vegan goods in health food stores and in supermarkets but it's always good to support the vegan owned and operated ones! Here's a list of them:
The Cruelty Free Shop - Glebe, New South Wales AND Fitzroy, Victoria
I have many how-to videos on the VLV! YouTube channel, two of them show how to make dairy milk alternatives using cruelty-free, plant ingredients - plus not harming any cows in the making. I have raw Almond milk as well as Soy milk videos that I hope you enjoy.
Saturday was the first of the Green Earth Group Bake Sales at West End markets, Brisbane as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale that took place this year from 21 - 29 April. There are many different groups taking part from all corners of the globe. Food, in particular sweet foods, are a great way to show the mainstream that vegans have many choices to chose from to eat as well as some vegan outreach and education at the same time. Inspired by Jeremy's zine workshop from last weekend, I decided to create an 8-page zine from one piece of A4 paper - instead of my usual handout. Here's the cover:
Peter from the Online Associates Degree shared their latest infographic with me on the truth behind red meat for those people wanting to study nutrition or similar professions. The title of the infographic Eat Meat & Die is a bit in your face, the graphics aren't subtle, the references are credited. Overall I think the impact is great.
On Saturday, Renata and I ran the first of the Green Earth Group Food Outreach events for this year in Brisbane. It also neatly coincided with MeatOut. I made a flyer to hand out to people on the day which had vegan recipes and more information:
In April and May this year, Lee Coates, OBE from new website Cruelty Free Money and the founder of Cruelty Free Super (Australia’s only dedicated cruelty-free Superfund for People, Animals and our Planet) is coming to Australia from the UK to speak about how to allign your Money and your Values with his Cruelty Free Money Speaking Tour & Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser:
I've just uploaded a new video featuring 3 easy to prepare, vegan, pizza topping ideas. I'm not much of a fan of cheese and much prefer to use soy cream cheese spread on the base rather than cheese completely covering the top of a pizza. Here's my pizzas (click on each photo to take you to the video, or see below)
For the Mediterranean Pizza I used tomatoes, basil, sesame seeds, soy cream cheese and cracked black pepper.